Can I re-write a Clickbank sales page as an affiliate?

by JohnK
17 replies
Hello Warriors,

I tried searching for this answer but came up empty so I'd ask it.

I have found a Clickbank product that I think has really good potential with some re-writing of the sales page. Currently it's not converting very well and I'd like to give it a boost.

Is it possible to re-write the page (hosted on my site) and use the original buy link to send them to Clickbank?

I'm having good conversions up to the point where they are presented the sales page.



Thanks,

John
#affiliate #clickbank #page #rewrite #sales
  • Profile picture of the author indexphp
    Yes you can. You make the order link your affiliate link which takes them to the Clickbank order form.

    If you end up doing that and it works out for you.. you should consider becoming the merchant.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Million
    Originally Posted by JohnK View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    I tried searching for this answer but came up empty so I'd ask it.

    I have found a Clickbank product that I think has really good potential with some re-writing of the sales page. Currently it's not converting very well and I'd like to give it a boost.

    Is it possible to re-write the page (hosted on my site) and use the original buy link to send them to Clickbank?

    I'm having good conversions up to the point where they are presented the sales page.



    Thanks,

    John
    Yes, you can do that. If you're going to write additional sales copy I would contact the merchant to approve once it's finished. You wouldn't want to put something on the sales page that 'misrepresents' the product. That could get you in some hot water.

    If you end up selling a lot of their product you can either do as recommended above and create your own product.

    OR

    You might consider contacting the merchant and selling / licensing your sales letter to them. You could keep 50% of all the additional sales they make from your copy, or just sell a flat fee.

    I've never done it, but I've heard a few Warriors talk about the potential.
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  • Profile picture of the author winebuddy
    some prodcut creators suck at marketing... now - wait - A LOT of them do.

    Do as noted above and you might just find a gold mine that you can duplicate over and over
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    Hmm, didn't know that. How do we link directly to the order page with our affiliate link?
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    • Profile picture of the author Matt James
      Hmm, didn't know that. How do we link directly to the order page with our affiliate link?
      You can buy software to do it for you - I think one was called Affiliate Cloner.

      Or...you can just use this code...

      http://1.YOURAFFILIATEID_MERCHANTID.pay.clickbank.net/
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      • Profile picture of the author radhika
        Yes. You can do that.

        I did it once for one clickbank product. But I took permission from the merchant though. He asked me to keep a note in the footer area that it is an affiliate site, because he doesn't want my site appears to be run under company. So I did that.

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        • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
          Just a quick heads up - whenever you link directly to a CB vendor's order page as an affiliate, a cookie will NOT be set (ie you will not get credit for the referral). Unfortunately, the only (legal) way to set a cookie is to use a regular hoplink.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnK
    Thanks everyone for your insights. Has anyone tried loading the hop link in an iframe, pausing for a few seconds and then load the pay URL? Woldn't that cookie the client and then do an immediate reload to the Clickbank shopping cart?
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    • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
      Originally Posted by JohnK View Post

      Thanks everyone for your insights. Has anyone tried loading the hop link in an iframe, pausing for a few seconds and then load the pay URL? Woldn't that cookie the client and then do an immediate reload to the Clickbank shopping cart?
      A lot of people do that, but it's against ClickBank's TOS...

      FAQ Hoplink - ClickBank

      There's really no way around this issue with violating ClickBank's TOS. I wish there was, because there are many otherwise good ClickBank products with poorly converting sales pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author babarapho
    So many people do that and I know it is quite ethical to do so. You should check if such pages are expertly written.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Caldbeck
    Howdy

    Here is a link to a article Lynn Terry has on her site about this topic.
    ClickBank Affiliate Tip: Direct Link To Checkout

    Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Parker
    Have you checked out the actually product?
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  • Profile picture of the author westernseo
    Never knew this was possible...

    Thanks2
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  • Profile picture of the author essmeier
    Click on your affiliate link to go to the sales page. Click the order link. You will be taken to the order form. Verify that you are the affiliate by looking at the very bottom of the page where it says [affiliate=yourname].

    Copy the very long URL at the top of the page. Use Tinyurl.com to make it shorter.

    Use that link on your sales page.

    Charlie
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    • Profile picture of the author Harvey Segal
      Originally Posted by essmeier View Post

      Click on your affiliate link to go to the sales page. Click the order link. You will be taken to the order form. Verify that you are the affiliate by looking at the very bottom of the page where it says [affiliate=yourname].

      Copy the very long URL at the top of the page. Use Tinyurl.com to make it shorter.

      Use that link on your sales page.

      Charlie
      No - that does not work.
      The long URL does not set the cookie, it is done
      before the URL is produced.

      Harvey
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  • Profile picture of the author sylviad
    Since bypassing the sales page seems to put your commissions at risk, it would appear that the best idea would be to approach the product owner and see if he would be willing to swap his sales page for yours - or perhaps make some adjustments so you CAN use your own sales page on your own site and link directly to the order form without losing commissions in future (if it's even possible).

    At the very least, you could ask him to test your page against his own and see which one converts best.

    I came across a site that has an absolutely, ridiculously poor sales page but apparently it does convert quite well. So you never know unless you test. Of course, in my case, it's possible he could have done better if he HAD improved his sales pages.

    Sylvia
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